Nova Scotia Lighthouse | Liverpool Nova Scotia | Fort Point Lighthouse

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Shelburne, Nova Scotia
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This is our first time to Nova Scotia but not to Canada. We brought our parents with us for a relaxing week; it was and it was so much, much more! Thank you for sharing the Castaway Ocean Lodge with us! It will be a memory that will last a lifetime.
T. C. Claypoole
PA, 2009
Our stay was absolutely amazing.  Bright View Cottage was fabulous. Beautiful house, beautiful beaches and total relaxation. Thanks Helen!
Chelsea, Canada, 2019 
An amazing place!  We couldn't ask for a more beautiful location to spend our honeymoon.  This was exactly what we were looking for.  We will alsways treasure the time we spent here at Castaway Ocean Lodge.
K. Ketula
Norfolk, VA, 2007
 The Beach Heaven cottage is an endearing and beautiful space indoors and outdoors, designed for your wellness. The photos look convincing, but it is even better in person.

Words can’t do justice to this space. But a week surrounded the beauty of sand and sea and time spent with my loved ones in this lovely home was energizing and rejuvenating and I would return again and again.

It is everything it claims to be (clean, modern, amazing location just a hop away to the shoreline, breathtaking views), and much more.

Props to John who lives next door, he is very kind and helpful.

GF side note: The fish and chips restaurant flier on the fridge has excellent gluten free fish and chips and fish cakes.
 Blainville, Canada, 2022

Fort Point Lighthouse

Fort Point Lighthouse in Liverpool Nova Scotia
Photo Credit: L. Gibbons
Fort Point Lighthouse in Liverpool Nova Scotia
Photo Credit: L. Gibbons


Described by mariners as "left on port side when entering harbour", the lighthouse was built to supplement Coffin Island.  It was eventually joined by a host of smaller lights on buoys and wharves, and even a small beacon on the town bridge, all installed to help navigate the inner harbour to the Mersey River.  It had a range of seven miles from its elevated height of thirty- nine feet.  By 1981 the range had been increased to eleven miles. Throughout the nineteenth century and well into the twentieth, it was manned by a keeper who, at first, lived in a nearby house.  Part of his responsibilities, which included regular maintenance and upkeep of the light, was to operate a hand-cranked foghorn in reply to the foghorn signals from incoming vessels as they entered the harbour.  By the turn of the century, however, an attached dwelling was added along with a storage shed which was used to house fuel oil and maintenance equipment.  The original light was red and remained so until 1926, at which time it was replaced by a flashing white light.  Three oil-burning lanterns provided the source for the light in the early years.   These were magnified by a twelve-inch round reflector.  The light was electrified in 1951 and in 1964 it was automated or "made unwatched".  The Fort Point lighthouse was decommissioned in 1989.  Today, you can enter and explore the lighthouse and learn more about it's history and the site through the interactive interpretive program.
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The closest cottages to this lighthouse are:  Summerset Cottage; and Moose Harbour View Cottage


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